Fishfriendliness of waterwheels at hydroelectric power plants (EVINBO)

Project Details


This project entails research into the damage to fish by the generation of hydroelectric power.
Through monitoring during at least one year of the downstream migration of fish along the hydroelectric power plant in the Molen van Doren in Rotselaar, an analysis is made of its fishfriendliness / fish safety. Through this study an answer is formulated to the following research questions:
- Is the installation a bottleneck for downstream fish migration?
- What characteristics of the investigated installation ensure that they are a bottleneck or not?
- What damage is done to fish that passes through the (entire) installation?
- What is the effect of the fish-friendly interventions used in the tested installation?
Effective start/end date31/12/1030/12/17

Thematic list

  • Fragmentation
  • Fish
  • Fish migration